Music with Z Andreas Dreier Trio
- 1Sakta Vi Gå Genom Stan04:21
- 2Att Angöra En Brygga05:45
- 3En Gång I Stockholm03:53
- 4Come Rain or Come Shine04:47
- 5Monicas Vals03:46
- 6Danny´s Dream04:48
- 7O Vad En Liten Gumma Kan Gno04:40
- 8Mister Kellly05:50
- 9Underbart Är Kort07:11
- 10Vindarna Sucka Uti Skogarna04:03
Info for Music with Z
"Music of Z" is a tribute to the Swedish jazz icon Monica Zetterlund. The band, which has been put together by bassist Andreas Dreier, features vocalist Gro Bjørnnes and perform favourite pieces from the large catalogue of Zetterlund's work. The music is a journey into Monica Zetterlund's turbulent life and career, The ups and downs of which are reflected in both the melancholia of Swedish folk music and the joy found within musicals, cabaret and the great American songbook. Through their personal interpretations, which are both lively and lyrical, Music with Z capture the mood of an era which many reguard as the golden age of Scandinavian jazz. This recording is not only a tribute to Monica Zetterlund but also to the scandinavian jazz scene of the 1960's and gives reference to baritone saxophonist Lars Gullin and pianist Bill Evans. Both of whom recorded with Zetterlund. Monica Zetterlund passed away on May 12th 2005 but her music lives on. Her elegant interpretations of Swedish folksongs and jazz standards have left their mark. She is both loved and admired for her relaxed voice with its special timbre and personal character, a voice which has touched the whole world.
Although the Music of Z repertoire is taken from the original recordings of the 1960s, this is merely a starting point. This project aims to achieve the same blend of harmonic and rhythmic influences from American be-bop with the melodic style of Swedish folk music.The titles, lyrics and arrangements run parallel to the original versions but with different instrumentation and fresh improvisation in order to keep the music alive. With the focus always on a great melody, but with a fresh sound and timbre, this project is hopefully a homage to Monica Zeterlund that she herself would have perhaps appreciated.
Gro Elisabeth Bjørnnes, vocals
Dave Edge baryton, saxophone
Helge Wahl Flatland, piano
Andres Thor Gunnlaugson, guitar
Magnus Sefaniassen Eide, drums
Andreas Laursen Dreier, bass
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